5 Finalists in £10,000 Waste Competition - Biffa
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Biffa Change Makers: The 5 finalists in £10,000 waste reduction competition

24 May 2024
3 mins
Biffa is searching for small businesses, start-ups and voluntary groups with big ideas on how to prevent waste going to landfill

Meet the five finalists in Biffa’s Change Makers competition to find Britain's next big waste reduction entrepreneur.

Biffa, the UK leader in sustainable waste management, received loads of inspiring and innovative entries from businesses, start-ups and voluntary groups working hard to prevent waste going to landfill.
A specialist panel of Biffa industry experts and sustainable business owners had the difficult task of narrowing down the entries to the final five.

All finalists will receive practical business support and guidance to build on their sustainability plans. They will also receive access to the Zellar platform – a sustainability solution which helps businesses understand their sustainability impact and build a plan to reduce it.

The winner, due to be announced on June 11, will receive an additional cash prize of £10,000 investment in their business and tailored business support from Biffa.

The finalists are:

Odyssey Innovation - Cornwall 
Pioneering new solutions to prevent further ocean plastic pollution, including a tool to remove smaller fragments from the sand. 

Jog On - West Sussex 
Gives unwanted running shoes a second chance by collecting, sorting, and redistributing shoes to people who need them in the UK and beyond. 

Slow Projects - London 
Repurposes unsellable excess, off-cuts and waste fabric to change the future of fashion and amplify the conversation around sustainability. 

Furniture Alliance - Derby 
Wants to stop furniture and electrical goods going to landfill, diverting items to people who need them in the local community.  

Recycle IT - Bolton 
Diverts IT waste from landfill by giving refurbished gadgets to new homes while providing training opportunities in IT refurbishment.

For more details and to vote for your favourite, visit our Change Makers page. Voting ends on June 2.